Friday, 28 December 2012
The year 2012 saw the opening of the Mareel Centre in Lerwick, while 2013 could be the time when Lerwick Brewery comes into existence. The Mercer family is connected with the Rearo gas supply company which was established in 1974. A new use is proposed by self-employed chemical engineer, John Mercer, for its former gas depot in the old North Road and that will centre around specialist bottled beers. If the type of micro-brewery equipment below were installed by February, then the long summer days on Shetland could be accompanied by its products. That's being 'cash positive' a little quicker than the proposed whisky enterprise from the Isle of Harris featured here earlier in the week.
Scottish Islands Explorer - a different type of brew